WC pan connector

14 May 2004
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I have a leak form the seal between my pan and pan connector. I used plumbers mait a few months ago which helped but it is leaking again so I want to replace the pan connector.

I was looking this morning and I'm not sure which type of joint I have. I was expecting to see the pan connector going in to a waste pipe but it looks like it goes directly in to the socket of the downpipe. I have attached a picture.

Do I need to get a pan connector without rubber seal on one end so that it goes directly in to the socket on the downpipe? As the downpipe socket is designed to accept 110mm pipe and a pan connector is designed to go inside a 110 mm pipe, I am worried that the standard pan connector will be too loose in the socket. Can anyone suggest what is fitted at the moment?



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There should be a short piece of 4" pipe in the socket to allow the (rubber) fins on the pan connector to seal correctly.
OK. It does't look like there is any pipe in the socket at the moment so I guess I need to take it apart and see. So, if there is no pipe inside the socket, I just need to buy a short length of waste pipe and a standard pan connector?
Yes - sadly you only need about 100mm of pipe - you need the chamfer the end of the pipe and lubricate it before pushing it into the socket.

And a 90° pan connector
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Those sockets and the pan connectors are a pretty good fit without needing a length of pipe. The tester is that if the pan connector is loose when fitted then it needs a bit of pipe, if it's pretty secure and doesn't leak then you'll be fine.

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